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Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

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23/02/2015

 India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment. While New Delhi last year earned the dubious title of being the world's most polluted city, India's air pollution problem is ...

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

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25/02/2015

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate ...

Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

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24/02/2015

Predicting facets of oil behavior is an essential component of understanding the nature of a particular oil spill. One such behavior is emulsification, when oil picks up water and retains it for a period of time. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK41247, Test Method for the Evaluation of the Stability of Water-in-Oil Mixtures Formed from Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Mixed with Saline Water, will ...

Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

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24/02/2015

On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...

Analytik Jena AG Expands its Product Range

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24/02/2015

Analytik Jena AG expands its product range: only half a year after the acquisition of the ICP-MS business of the Bruker Corporation in September 2014, Analytik Jena introduces two new ICP-MS products (inductively coupled plasma for use in mass spectronomy) PlasmaQuant ® MS and PlasmaQuant ® MS Elite.The instruments will be unveiled at the European Winter Conference on Plasma ...

Infographic Highlights Importance of Groundwater Remediation in US

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24/02/2015

With roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population consuming groundwater as drinking water, keeping groundwater free of contaminates is crucial. Groundwater remediation is the process of removing pollution from our water supplies and fresh drinking water. The process of cleaning up the more than 100,000 U.S. sites that have contaminated groundwater is projected to be extremely costly, ranging from ...

Plant for hospital waste is triggered in Latvia

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25/02/2015

It was installed and put into operation the new 3R13 shredder / 75ER inside a the plant for sterilization. Set up thanks to a collaboration with a customer of SatrindTech, the system, designed for the shredding and sterilization of medical waste, has a throughput of 1000 kg/h. Click here to watch the ...

Responsible water stewardship in the mining sector

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25/02/2015

The International Council on Metals (ICMM) has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets out a collaborative approach to water management ...

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